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Dart River Jet - Funyak

Combining an exhilarating jet boat journey deep into the heart of world-renowned Mt Aspiring National park with a downstream 'Funyak' expedition. This is an unrivaled wilderness experience not to be missed!


  • Get up-close with nature and explore untouched areas inaccessible by other means
  • Thrilling jet boating adventure in the spectacular wilderness of Mt Aspiring National Park
  • 'Funyak' expedition to explore the glacial channels of the stunning Dart River and its hidden side streams, rock pools and impressive chasms
  • Enjoy beautiful views and a delicious buffet lunch in a true wilderness setting

Join Dart River Jet for an exhilarating journey like no other deep into the wilderness of Mt Aspiring National Park.

Venturing up the pristine glacier-fed Dart River your expert jet boat driver skilfully negotiates the ever-changing channels and braids. This is a spectacular jet boating adventure including all the action of high speed turns and spins, as well as plenty of stops along the way to check out points of interest and learn about the magical Dart River Valley.

The next part of your expedition takes you downstream by inflatable 'Funyak' canoe to explore the glacial channels of the Dart River its hidden side streams, rock pools, and impressive chasms. 'Funyaking' is a fun way to travel, as well as a more intimate and hands-on way to explore this stunning wilderness area, safely guided by a skilled expert.

You'll stop at a beautiful, remote location along the way to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch surrounded by spectacular views before continuing downstream by 'Funyak' to 'Paradise'. From here your return journey is via a backcountry route through spectacular locations and scenery used in the famous Lord of the Rings movies.

Don't miss this unique day of exhilaration, adventure and discovery. Connect with the real New Zealand.

Adult $379.00
Child $285.00
Family $1,103.00 (2 adults and 2 children)

What's included

  • Life jackets are mandatory and supplied along with wet suits, booties and spray jackets
  • The Funyak Safari includes complimentary return shuttle from Queenstown


  • Minimum age 5 years

    Minimum height 1 metre irrespective of age

    Not suitable if you are pregnant


  • *** PLEASE NOTE*** Bookme tickets cannot be used in conjunction with any other special offers or discounts.

    Transport information:

    Your trip includes a complimentary return shuttle from Queenstown. Pick-ups and drop-offs are provided on a scheduled transport circuit and we pick up from most accommodations. Please provide your pickup details as you proceed to checkout. The exact departure location and time will be reconfirmed at the time of booking.

    Alternatively, you can meet us at The Station Building, corner Camp and Shotover Streets for Queenstown departures OR the Dart Visitor Centre, Mull Street, for Glenorchy departures.

    Summer departure times (1st Oct - 30th Apr):

  • 7:45am and 10:00am ex Queenstown
  • 8:30am and 10:45am ex Glenorchy
  • Winter departure time (1st May - 30th Sept):

  • 7.45am ex Queenstown
  • 8:30am ex Glenorchy
  • Duration: Allow 9 hours Queenstown return or 7 hours Glenorchy return

  • No experience required

    Please note: The exact departure location and time will be reconfirmed at the time of booking.

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annabelleh1 from Australia wrote on 19 August 2019

The best experience you'll have in New Zealand.

I can't recommend this tour enough my partner and I had a fantastic time!

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Kia Ora Annabelle, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we are so glad you loved it and look forward to having you back one day! Ngā mihi, Jake Cockburn Customer Experience Representative DDI +64 3 442 9992 / 0800 327 853 Email: [email protected] Web: www.dartriver.co.nz

Nicola from New Zealand wrote on 24 April 2019


Brilliant guides. Gorgeous scenery and amazing experience

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natasha lewis from New Zealand wrote on 10 October 2018

Fabulous day on the Dart river

Epic day full of fun and beauty Truly stunning unspoilt location and organized superbly! Three generations together - all loved it!

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Kim Vaughan from Australia wrote on 30 November 2017

A great experience !

Fantastic experience loved it ( not that keen on jet boats but I am not a dare devil !! Everyone else loved the experience) However the fun yaks were amazing such a beautiful experience . The whole thing was so well organised and staff so friendly . Thank you all for an amazing day Kim ( and Dave )

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Erin from Australia wrote on 02 November 2017

Fantastic fun day out

Really enjoyed my day on the Funyaks. Staff were a lot of fun and made sure we had all the instructions and help we needed throughout the day. The scenery was spectacular and is something I would really enjoy doing again when I visit Queenstown in the future. Only suggestion is a wetsuit with long sleeves to enable a longer swim when we went to the lunch spot as the water was beautiful but quite chilly. Instructors gave lots of info on LOTR shooting locations as well throughout.

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